Fearless Intervention (2017)

Summary: Fearless is a resource that aims to support children to be aware of the impact of knives/weapons and to increase knowledge around them.



Nottingham City Youth Offending Team use the Fearless resource with children that are identified by local schools at risk of offending and or anti-social behaviour. The session includes: weapons, vandalism, graffiti, arson, vehicle crime, robbery and theft, burglary, and assault. 

Prior to the Fearless session, children are expected to participate and complete a 1 hour pre-session which focuses on communication and conflict. Nottingham YOT have also provided another pre-session template as well as the plan the service uses to manage the intervention. This intervention is currently being piloted with young people at Nottingham City YOT.



Implementing the practice:

  • Nottingham City YOT staff have completed training by Fearless to run the programme
  • Sessions are run in school in small groups of 6 with young people identified by the schools as being at risk of offending (although session can also be completed on a 1:1)
  • The communication and conflict session is completed with all young people due to attend the Fearless session as a supporting tool to ensure engagement in the main session




Youth Justice Service: Nottingham City Youth Offending Team
Name: Sonia Burton
Email: Sonia.Burton@nottinghamcity.gov.uk